Trucks represent a vital part of the nation’s economy. Every product has to be transported from the place of its creation to the stores and warehouses. This is usually done by trucks.
When sharing the road with trucks, you have to know the following:
- Every mistake could be your last one
- The truck driver may be extremely fatigued and exhausted
- Keep your safe distance and give the truck the space it needs
Since so many trucks traverse the roads every day, the number of truck accidents that occurs every day is extremely high. Here are the most common causes of truck accidents in San Diego.
Fatigued and Exhausted Driver
Most of the drivers have very strict schedules and have to be on time for pickup and delivery. This requires working around the clock, and even though the law restricts the drivers from driving non-stop, they sometimes ignore the rules and drive more than they are allowed to, without proper rest. Even those who driver for 60 hours in 7-8 days can be quite exhausting and make beginner mistakes on the road. These mistakes involve:
- Switching lanes without signalization
- Losing control of the vehicle
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
If you are injured by a truck or injured in an accident involving a truck, you should immediately call our San Diego truck accident attorneys and seek their help in obtaining the much-needed compensation. Based on the injury and if proven a victim, you may be able to receive the compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Your property (vehicle) damage
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket expenses
Give us a call today and we will help evaluate your case and help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Tire Blow Outs
Many things can go wrong once a tire blows out. It can happen to every truck; from just being a faulty tire or from hitting an obstacle on the road, the tire can blow out and cause the entire truck to spin out of control or roll over. Usually, overloaded trucks are in danger of getting a tire blow out. Other things that could greatly increase the chances of a tire blow out are:
- Bad road conditions
- Having an overinflated tire/s
The number one cause of all truck accidents is related to distractions. If the driver takes eyes off the road for just one second, the truck could hit another vehicle, the side of the road or the railings, causing an accident. Common types of distractions that most truckers are exposed to are:
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Listening to the radio
- Talking to another passenger
- Losing focus due to fatigue
- Trying to reach out something while steering with one hand
If you get involved in a truck accident, consider getting in touch with San Diego personal injury lawyers. They will help evaluate your damages and help you obtain the highest compensation possible. Do not wait long or you may lose your chance of securing a substantial compensation.